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Clematis Seeds

clemantis seed headOne of my favorite flower seed heads is the clematis. They are quite exquisite. You can see the seed pods starting to spin and sprout the feathery seed floats.

clemantis seedThis seed head is ready float its seeds into the cool autumn air.

Soon I will be collecting the ripe seeds and planting them into the ground. These seeds need to get cold, thaw, then get very cold through out the winter in order to germinate in the spring. Which is good because the ground in this area freezes pretty solid in the winter. I will bring some in and pop them in the refrigerator too, as a back up in case it gets unusually cold.

clematis flowersThis is what they look like when they bloom. Gorgeous.

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Posted by on October 2, 2014 in Nature Curios, Science

 

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